We are always on the lookout for new volunteers with great ideas and an interest in community radio.
Our goal is to find volunteers who want to be involved with the station and with the Asheville community as a whole. It is very important to know that at its heart, Asheville FM isn’t just a radio station, it is a service to our community. We are always looking for people who are interested in participating in this very important aspect of the station.
We need our community to join us at Downtown After 5 on Friday, May 20!
We’ve been selected as a Wristband Partner by the Asheville Downtown Association for the Downtown After 5 series. That means we’ll get a gigantic novelty check for $2000 (and tips) that will go to support the Youth Broadcasting program we’re launching this fall, but it also means we need to call on our community to help us fully staff the event.
We need volunteers 21+ who can commit to taking the online responsible server course by Wednesday, May 18 and can work either from 4:30-7:15 or from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday May 20th. We’d love for all our volunteers to be wearing an Asheville FM shirt, so if you don’t already have a favorite in your wardrobe, we’re offering free t-shirts to volunteers who step up to help (we’re between t-shirt cycles, so limited sizes/styles are available).
You don’t need to be a regular volunteer at the station, and this is a great way to meet some of the DJs and volunteers who bring Asheville FM to the airwaves every day!
How to get started:
All new volunteer prospects (or just curious looky-loos!) are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the station. Sign up here.
So, you wanna be a DJ?
To become a DJ at Asheville FM, you must first be an active volunteer in any one of the many departments here at the station. Asheville FM provides on-air training to it’s volunteers and allows DJs in training to shadow experienced on-air personalities as part of the learning experience. The exciting last step in the Asheville FM DJ training course is hosting your own episode of the Sandbox Hour or Night School. Once those steps have been completed, you can qualify to become an approved substitute DJ here at Asheville FM. A minimum number of volunteer hours are required before you can apply to host your own show. We revamp the broadcast schedule twice a year.
Different ways to help.
We have many needs and many ways for you to help. Some people want to help only occasionally (for instance, during our fund drives) and some want to be more involved. We can work with your interest level and availability. If you have any questions at all about volunteering, please email us at email@example.com.